EdChoice Expansion

Important Updates



Multiple Department applications are experiencing issues related to system updates. Parents applying for any of the scholarship programs may have trouble accessing the Income Verification System. IT is currently working to resolve these issues. Please refer back to this webpage for updates. We apologize for the inconvenience.

2023-2024 School year

The application window for Traditional EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion is currently open for the 2023-2024 school year through June 30th, 2024. 

2024-2025 school year 

As of Feb. 1, 2024, the application window for Traditional EdChoice and EdChoice Expansion is currently open for the 2024-2025 school year through June 30th, 2025. 

NOTE: If you are experiencing issues accessing the EdChoice Income Verification System in OH|ID, you may use this link to access the application system. You will need to have an existing OH|ID account for the link to work. 

If you do not have an existing OH|ID, you may create an account and login using the Open My Apps button on the Portal Help page. After you login, under Web Systems, click Application Request. Change the Application to Income Verification in the dropdown box and click submit*. After a moment your screen should reload with access to the Income Verification tile.

*If the dropdown box under Membership Requested is blank or does not let you move forward, first request Scholarship under Application and then request Income Verification. 


General Overview

The Educational Choice Expansion Scholarship (EdChoice) Program provides students from designated public schools the opportunity to attend participating private schools. The EdChoice Expansion Program is an income-based program. It provides scholarships to students in grades K–12 based on household income level. 

The scholarship amount is $6166 for grades K–8 and $8408 for grades 9-12.

Income Verification

The Department uses an online Scholarship Income Verification System. The system is available for families to enter and submit their income information electronically to the Office of Nonpublic Educational Options for verification. Parents are able to enter household member information, income information and upload supporting income documents directly into the online system. More  detailed instructions can be found under EdChoice Expansion Resources.


The EdChoice Expansion program is open to students who do not qualify for the Cleveland Scholarship program. Scholarships for EdChoice Expansion are awarded based on the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of a family’s household. If a family’s household income is at or below 450 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, they will be awarded the maximum scholarship amount. If a family’s household income is at or above 451 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, the student’s scholarship award will be prorated based on the chart found under EdChoice Expansion Resources.

Last Modified: 4/15/2024 3:18:26 PM